Posts Tagged ‘NZ Anglican church’

NZ Anglican schism inflamed by Australian meddling

Monday, October 19th, 2020

A schism that developed in 2018 over same-sex marriage blessings in the NZ Anglican church is being further inflamed by what is seen as meddling from Sydney’s ultra-conservative diocese. The Sydney diocese, which opposes same-sex marriage blessings, has indicated to the Anglican Church in Aotearoa New Zealand & Polynesia (ACANZP) that organised religion in New Zealand Read more

NZ Anglicans favourably disposed towards same-sex blessing

Monday, March 5th, 2018

Christchurch city’s Diocesan Synod, Saturday, voted to support a proposal yesterday to bless same-sex marriages, following submissions both for and against the blessings. Bishop Victoria Matthews wished to assured gay people their voices had been heard. However, Auckland’s Rainbow Church is calling a move to bless same-sex marriage by Christchurch’s Anglican church a “pathetic, half-step Read more

Bishop Helen-Ann Hartley moves from Waikato to Leeds

Monday, November 13th, 2017

The Anglican Bishop of Waikato is to return to her roots after being named as the new Bishop of Ripon in the Church of England’s Diocese of Leeds. In 2014. Originally ordained in the Diocese of Oxford, she served curacies in Wheatley and Littlemore before becoming New Testament lecturer and then director of biblical studies Read more

40 years since first Anglican women priests ordained in NZ

Thursday, November 9th, 2017

The Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia is preparing to celebrate 40 years since women priests were first ordained here. When it ordained five women on 3 December 1977, New Zealand was the fourth province of the Anglican Church to ordain women priests. The first woman ordained an Anglican priest was Li Tim Read more

State should stay out of churches’ business

Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013

Parliament’s sanctioning of same-sex marriage this year has prompted galloping expectations, not least where churches are involved. One has been tested in the Human Rights Review Tribunal by the Gay and Lesbian Clergy Anti-Discrimination Society on behalf of Eugene Sisneros, an events co-ordinator at St Matthew-in-the-City who claimed he was rejected for a priest training Read more